Faith Development Updates
Connect Deeply & Nourish Your Spirit through our monthly small groups & spiritual resources:
Introducing Soulful Home
Helping parents, partners, grandparents, and others raising children carve out faith-full family experiences in everyday life. This is for anyone whose family or household includes children (or playful adults!). Learn more about Soulful Home at UUCL here (please note that the registration link is not yet live). Email Lenore for more information.
Sign up for Soul Matters Small Groups!
Connect with a small group of 7-9 like-hearted people, once a month October through June. Facilitated by a UUCL member, groups explore a different theme every month through a packet of spiritual resources. Click for September’s packet. If you are interested, please fill out this form! Lenore will be in touch next week about your placement.
For those interested in a more intense small-group experience, we have a new group this year. The pilot group of UU Wellspring will meet every two weeks to encourage one another in a personal spiritual practice and to delve into the Sources of Unitarian Universalism through a year-long curriculum. Open to those who have been UUs for six months or more and have already participated in small-group ministry such as Soul Matters. Does this feel right for you? Email or Slack message Lenore to learn more.
Nourish your justice-seeking spirit with Emergent Strategy
A guidebook for shaping transformative change in turbulent times.
Meeting Friday evenings, 5:30-7PM, in UUCL’s Chalice Garden and on Zoom (multi-platform): October 15, October 22, November 5, November 19.
These are daunting days of change. Find some hope, and pathways to shaping that change, by meeting up with other UUs outdoors or online to read Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown, a queer, multi-racial, Black feminist, pagan doula and justice-seeker (read her blog here). Hers is one of the leading voices on radical transformation of harmful systems; healing from toxic individualism (for all people and most especially for people of color and people living in the intersections of several marginalized identities); and learning from principles of nature in doing activism for the long haul.
This is not a theoretical book, and it will not be a theoretical group: we are assuming everyone attending has a deep stake in healing from systemic violence and moving toward a more just world. Facilitated by Lenore Bajare-Dukes and Randy Newswanger.
Get your copy here, or contact Lenore to see if copies remain in the church library (and to join group).
Do you have a passion to share or time to offer? Maybe you could host a movie night, help put away supplies, play with toddlers in a kids’ corner during music night, or offer a spiritual practice. We only have programming if our community provides it! Email Lenore for a conversation about being involved.